Frank Clark believes he and Chris Jones will be the best defensive line duo EVER.
When talking to reporters on Thursday, Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was quoted as saying he believes that he and fellow teammate Chris Jones will “be the best two defensive linemen to ever play the game together”.
The two proved they could be on their way toward doing just that in 2019, their first year playing together in Kansas City. Clark got off to a slow start, but ended up finishing the season strong, notching eight sacks and 37 total tackles.
Jones was dominant throughout, recording 36 tackles and nine sacks in his fourth year with the team who drafted him. Together, they two were a fearful duo and that should continue to be the case, especially with Jones now locked in through 2024.
These two played a pivotal role in getting the KC Chiefs to their first Super Bowl in five decades.
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When the Chiefs made the decision to not keep Dee Ford around, it forced them to find another viable pass rusher. They did that by trading for Clark, who had previously been with the Seahawks. Some thought they might have overpaid for Clark’s services, but at the end of the day, he was worth it.
Clark had such a good performance down the stretch for the Chiefs that some fans were almost okay with the team letting Jones walk and not paying him a big time contract.
With Jones now locked up for the next four years though, the two have a chance for Clark’s comments to become the truth. The two both battled injuries in 2019 with Clark’s coming at the beginning of the season and Jones’ occurring near the end of the season, but when the two were on the field, it made the KC pass rush absolutely vicious.
The Chiefs paid a pretty penny to get both of these guys locked up long-term and now we all know that it was worth it.
It’ll be interesting to see how well these two continue to do together and if the Chiefs defense is able to perform as well as it did in the 2019 season. While the offense deservedly gets a lot of the credit for leading the team to the Super Bowl and winning it, the defense did their part in ensuring the Lombardi Trophy returned to Kansas City too.
So, what do you think, Chiefs fans? Can Clark and Jones live up to these comments and be the best ever duo along the defensive line?